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AUG 29/2013

NICE issues acute kidney injury guidelines

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued new guidelines which will help to prevent, detect and treat acute kidney injury (AKI). It promises to save thousands of lives and hundreds of millions of pounds each year, l...

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AUG 28/2013

CQC appoints former RCGP chair as chief inspector of general practice

The Care Quality Commission has appointed Professor Steve Field to take on the new post of chief inspector of general practice. As part of his position the former Royal College of General Practitioners' chair will have the responsibility for the ...

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AUG 28/2013

Elderly carer demand ‘set to rise’

There is forecasted to be a substantial demand for carers of elderly patients over the coming years. This is according to a new report from the London School of Economics, which claims that a shortfall will start becoming evident in England by 2017. ...

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AUG 23/2013

Methadone ‘should continue to be used to treat addicts in Scotland’

The Scottish government has concluded that methadone should continue to be used to treat heroin addicts in Scotland, according to a new review. Methadone has been at the heart of drug treatment strategies since the 1980s, however its widespread ...

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AUG 22/2013

NHS England targets 100% of GPs using e-referrals

NHS England is making significant steps towards the health secretary Jeremy Hunt's pledge for a paperless NHS by aiming for 100 per cent of GP practices to begin using its new e-Referrals Service. Those in GP jobs will not be required to use the&...

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